Evidence today shows that EMF plays a major role in how our body manages and handles stress. EMF has been shown to activate a stress response within the body, similar to the “fight or flight” response.
What is a Stress Response?
This stress response occurs naturally when we are under a significant amount of stress or facing danger. When this response is activated, stress hormones and chemicals are released throughout the body in order to deal with the potential stressor. In this case, the stressor would be EMF. These signals can cause various types of stress responses within the body.
Sometimes this may manifest as health issues like Hypothyroidism, Celiac disease, or heart disease. Other times it can result in disorders such as anxiety, depression or even Alzheimer’s.
It turns out that exposure to EMF radiation leads the body to continuously emit a “false alarm” stress signal. This leads to high levels of adrenalin and stress hormones accumulating overtime. Considerable damage to the adrenal glands (which are located above the kidneys) can result from your body’s stress response being continuously activated by EMF. The adrenals are responsible for helping to manage and deal with stress.
As this process continues, it becomes increasingly difficult for the body to handle relatively normal amounts of stress. This is because these organs are now overworked and exhausted, and they then begin to function at a lower capacity.
This process leads to a gradual diminishment and weakening of the immune system. This makes the body much more susceptible to infectious diseases such as autoimmune disorders and other illnesses that can be avoided.
EMF exposure can trigger these types of stress responses oftentimes without the person being aware that they are stressed. This is because of the way the body releases the stress chemicals is almost in a subliminal manner. Even very low levels of exposure to human-made EMF can cause the hormone levels in the body to change and activate the stress response.
How Does Stress Response Affect the Body?
Many people believe that feeling stressed is an emotional response, and that is is true. However, feeling stress can also reflect deeper chemical changes in the body. When circulating through the body’s system long enough, these chemicals can cause damage and disruption to many of the body’s general functions. The reproductive system is one of the less obvious targets of the stress response. Even at lower levels of EMF exposure, the body begins to make changes to its hormone levels. This alters the reproductive system and in some cases can even cause infertility.
The stress response caused by exposure to EMF can also play a role in heart rhythm and cardiovascular diseases. This is why EMF exposure can elevate your blood pressure. And if the blood pressure remains elevated for a long period of time, it can increase the risk of developing heart disease, leading to increased risk of heart attacks and strokes.
Your heart emits out a magnetic field as well, which is a normal and completely healthy bodily function. The problem is that it can also be negatively affected by EMF. Human-made EMF can disrupt the normal, organic rhythm of your heart and lead to dangerous heart related diseases such as high blood pressure and heart arrhythmia. Overtime, this can lead to further damaging of the heart tissue and increase the risk of heart attack and stroke.
What Can You do to Reduce or Avoid Stress Response?
The take-away from this is that even being exposed to low levels of EMF for a short period of time can have detrimental physiological consequences. It can cause damage to many critical functions of the body, including the reproductive and immune system, as well as altering or inhibiting the correct functioning of the adrenal glands. This simply means our bodies will have a much harder time regulating and managing our stress hormones. Unregulated stress hormones circulating throughout the body can cause a lot of damage to very important processes that we need in order to survive and be healthy.
And so, reducing your exposure to EMF will reduce the activation of stress response systems within your body and help set you on the path to return to your normal function.
If you’re in a position where you cannot change or control the amount of EMF you’re exposed to, the best option would be to start protecting yourself with EMF blocking clothing or products that are meant to go on your devices directly. Products like this can be found right here at Shield Your Body and are proven to be effective at blocking harmful amounts of EMF and reducing your risks of complications from over-exposure.
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